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Occurred : 4/20/1983 00:30 (Entered as : 04/20/83 00:30)
Reported: 4/23/2000 11:06
Posted: 2/11/2003
Location: Colesburg (Cape Provence) (South Africa),
Shape: Fireball
Duration:15 seconds
In late April 1983 a friend and I were travelling from Cape Town to Johannesburg.In the early hours of the morning we were in the Karoo Desert [travelling direction NE] when an intense,silent light streaked over our vehicle [travelling direction SW],eventually disappearing over the horizon .We both considered the possibility that we had witnessed a UFO.The following day The Star newspaper [Johannesburg's daily] reported that others on the road had witnessed this occurence and that there was no plausible explanation.This is my only defacto UFO sighting and it's still a mystery.Observers were both electronic apprentices in the South African Air Force.